John Velazquez On Monday he became the top winner of a grade race on grass with a win in the classic Bernard Baruch H, a Grade 2 and final event at the Saratoga Racetrack.
Saratoga also saw the end of the winning streak shared by the Ortiz brothers, Irad and Jose Luis, at that racetrack today.
Velázquez’s victory over Bernard Baruch aboard Tell Your Daddy gave the Puerto Rican 238 lifetime victories in grade races on grass and breaking a tie shared in 237 with the great retired American rider, Jerry Bailey, in such trials. Gave.
A record-breaking ride by legendary jockey John Velazquez @ljlmvel In Saratoga on Labor Day 2021.
Velázquez surpassed Jerry Bailey for the most Turf Graded Stakes wins with a win number of 238.
– Gary Dougherty, Thoroughbred racing historian pic.twitter.com/gjmufO5WCC
— Racing Stats & Info (@GaryDougherty) September 6, 2021
Victory completes the graded race triplet as Velázquez is already the leader of graded race wins over gravel with 463 and is, therefore, the leader of combined grading wins between gravel and grass with 701.
Velázquez has 6,330 career victories. That $441,831,152 . is the all-time leader in terms of wealth generated from its ride with.
Bachelor’s degrees are the most competitive. They are distributed in grades 1, 2 and 3. The lower the grade number, the higher the quality of the horses. Triple Crown races, for example, are Grade 1 events.
On the other hand, this Monday the Saratoga racetrack season came to an end and the Ortiz brothers did not win the title for the first time in seven years..
The 2021 winner was Panamanian Luis Saaz with 63 wins in meeting 40 days of the race. Saaz $6,107,154. was also the leader of the wealth accumulated by his Mt.
Intent finished second with 56 wins and earnings of $5,941,593. Jose Luis followed with 51 wins. The brothers added three titles each since 2015.